Gimnasia L.P. vs Argentinos Jrs PREVIEW & PREDICTION 11/08/2018


Gimnasia La Plata and Argentinos Juniors face at Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo, in a match for the 1st round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 31-03-2018, for the First Division, which ended with the victory of Argentinos Juniors by (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by O. Alderete (76 ‘), for Gimnasia La Plata, and N. González (55’), K. Mac Allister (71 ‘) and A. Mac Allister (88’), for Argentinos Juniors In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.

La Plata Gymnastics:

This is the first match in this edition of the home team competition, which finished the previous edition in 23rd position. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 4 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Olimpo by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Gimnasia La Plata has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.

Gimnasia La Plata is a club that has never been an Argentine champion, but has been runner-up for four times, the last time in 2005/06. In the season of 2017/18, the club finished in the twenty-third position. If we analyze the thirteen games that the Gymnastics played in their stadium, we see that the team scored goals in eleven of those games. We can also see that in the last seven games that the gymnastics played at home, four still in the 2017/18 season of the Argentine Championship, one friendly and two for the Argentine Cup, the Gymnastics managed to score goals in all, as such, we can verify that the Gymnastics has an optimal offensive use when it plays in its stadium.

Argentinos Juniors:

The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the race after having finished the last season in the 12th position. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Copa Argentina, they won the defense and justice at home by (4-3) in the shoot-off on penalties. In the last 10 away matches Argentinos Juniors has 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses.

Argentinos Juniors is a club that has already won the Argentine Championship title three times in its history. The last of these titles was conquered in 2009/10. In addition, the club already won a Copa Libertadores, in 1985. In the season of 2017/18 in the Argentine Championship, the Argentinos Juniors finished the competition in the twelfth place, thus not achieving the qualification for international competitions. When analyzing the thirteen games that Argentinos Juniors did away from home, we verified that they suffered goals in twelve, which shows their defensive fragility when playing away from home. Now, in this opening game of the 2018/19 season of the Argentine Championship, it is very likely that he will suffer again.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1.68